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Photo by Brad Johnson.


Photo from Succulent Euphorbias.

Author: Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1931
Family:  EUPHORBIACEAE
Origin:  Northern Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  90-130 centimetres
Flower:  Pink-Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Masai Spurge
Synonyms:  Might be: Euphorbia neococcinea, Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2006
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1931. It is found in northern Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the stems from 90 to 130 centimetres height. The flowers are from pink to red.

This was the first Monadenium to be described. The genera name from the Greek monos; 'one' and -aden; 'gland', referring to the solitary gland. The species name means 'scarlet'.

This is a winter-grower.